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Name: Jacqueline Mata
State: New Mexico
Master of Science in Mass Communication - Florida International University
Bachelor in Multimedia Journalism – University of Texas at El Paso
Hobbies: Aside from reading and spending quality time with her family, Jacqueline is an adrenaline junkie. In her spare time, Jacqueline enjoys hiking new trails, skydiving, and ziplining. In fact, her love of heights has even taken her to scale the side of a New York City skyscraper. If you ever want to know how the Big Apple looks 1,200 feet above the ground, Jacqueline will be more than happy to lead the way.
Aside from those hobbies, Jacqueline enjoys putting her multilingualism into good use by helping as a translator and volunteering with various non-profit organizations. From helping kids with special needs, advocating about Alzheimer’s and dementia, to empowering young Latinas to continue their education, Jacqueline has been serving others for more than 15 years as an avid volunteer.
Ambitions: Jacqueline wants to continue using her career to share stories that matter, bring problems to light, and share valuable information to help viewers. Moreover, she wants to continue being a positive influence to Latinos and Spanish-speakers. In the long run, Jacqueline plans to use her education as well as her career to pave the way for more inclusivity and ethnic diversity in newsrooms, while helping the next generation of journalists reach their full potential.
Around the world, 130 million girls are denied the human right to education, according to the United Nations. After graduating from high school at the age of 17, obtaining my bachelors at the age of 20, and receiving a master’s degree in my early twenties, I am aware of the huge privilege I have. But this privilege should not go in vain. It is my mission to ensure young girls around the world have access to quality education and the opportunity to prosper in life. I want to make sure that girls with a passion for math, a desire to read, and a yearning for knowledge have the necessary resources to dream big and achieve bigger. Only then will we be able to transform society, as the level of education in a country actively contributes to building peaceful communities. Join me in my journey to Miss Grand International, and in the quest to show that MGI is making strides to educate our youth in hopes of stopping the war and violence.
Jacqueline Mata is a bilingual journalist with a passion for helping others. As a first generation Mexican American, Jacqueline holds a master's degree in mass communication from Florida International University and earned her bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism at the age of 20. Jacqueline is an entrepreneur, the winner of several beauty contests and an activist, focused on improving the accessibility to education, women's rights, and raising awareness of degenerative mental illnesses. On the other hand, she has been working as a model for several years and her talent as a singer has led her to represent the United States internationally.
She currently works as a finance producer and reporter, and her work is shared with one of the largest Spanish-language television networks in the United States. In the past, Jacqueline’s work has focused on human trafficking, the healthcare system in the United States, and she has been an immigration correspondent on the northern border of Mexico as well as the southern border of the United States.